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When Do Depictions of Sex Constitute Assault?

This week, one app is blamed for a syphilis outbreak, while another wants you to practice cunnilingus by licking your phone.

A situation in June in which a woman sent unsolicited penis pictures she had received to the sender’s mother, and an ongoing debate in Britain about what, if any, depictions of sex should be banned have raised interesting questions about the limits of privacy and consent.

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Why Is El Salvador Letting a Woman Die?

A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate.

The only reasonable explanation for the public stand-off is that Beatriz and other resource-poor women are politically expendable, and that crossing the Catholic Church is seen as worse than being hung out in the press as inhumane.

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When Health-Care Providers Refuse Care, Whose Rights Are at Stake?

No woman should lose rights over her own body - and maybe her life - simply because a healthcare provider thinks abortion is "evil."

If you don’t want to provide the obstetric or gynecological services your patient needs—which may include an abortion—maybe you should choose another field of specialty.

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Argentina Considers Bills That Could Criminalize Sex Trafficking—But Also Buying Sex

Is it ever helpful, in policy terms, to lump together trafficking and sexual exploitation with the buying and selling of sexual services between consenting adults?

Is it ever helpful, in policy terms, to lump together trafficking and sexual exploitation with the buying and selling of sexual services between consenting adults? This is the question in Argentina right now.

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What’s the Connection (If Any) Between Adolescent Drinking and Rape and Violence?

Does alcohol lead to rape and violence? And are parents responsible for adolescent drinking?

Does alcohol lead to rape and violence? And are parents responsible for adolescent drinking?

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Demanding Abuse-Free Porn Is Great—But What About Everything Else We Buy?

chocolates and diamond ring

We have a duty, as consumers, to try and ascertain if the products we buy are made in abusive or coercive situations. That’s true whether we like the products or not.

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Women Wake Up Grumpier? Look Around and You’ll See Why

frustrated woman with expense receipts

Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men and asserts that women need more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.

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Ending Violence Against Women Shouldn’t Be Controversial—But it Is

Flags outside the United Nations building in New York City.

One week into the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting, it seems possible that the negotiations will once again end at an impasse.

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How Do You Prove That Discrimination No Longer Exists?

At the heart of the discussion about the need for both VAWA and the Voting Rights Act is a fundamental disagreement about what governments should do about discrimination, and, even more so, what they shouldn’t do.

At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.

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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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